without wings

apples

It is now Feb 2019 and it has been about 5 months since my last written appearance. Ironically I am a writer and I have been writing in the time since I’ve last posted – just not here. Mostly I’ve been writing poetry and wondering how it, and other poetry, fits in the world. I […]

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introvert 2

abstracted

I’ve been so immersed in my work that I haven’t talked about it lately. That’s a regular pattern for me. Dive in, go deep, then come up for air. I’m up now. Here’s what’s been happening: after a summer full of intentions I was not able to follow through on a number of them as […]

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beach thoughts

execution & the pain of change

My new year always begins with my December birthday. Since that day I have been reviewing my process and progress – in art and in life. January 1st adds to the energy of my process. There is a confusion of advice about intentions, goals, planning and resolutions. For the most part I resist the noise […]

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shield 1

mandala inspiration

I like exploring many different media/mediums. The latest has been explorations with digital photography and photoshop and it has been an exciting journey. I’ve been creating mandala inspired images by combining and recombining a single image. I’ve used my photos of the local landscape, close-ups of things like plants, chameleon skin and shield lichen plus […]

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something left

moving out of the dark

Every so often I abandon myself – ok – sounds weird – but I’m talking about what happens when I ignore core elements, those things that are essential to who I am. When I abandon art and writing projects that made my heart beat faster when I conceived of them, my heart slows . . […]

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revere the seed

multi, mixed and moving

My creative work is based on word & image. That covers a lot of ground! Sometimes I work in words – creating poetry or story – and other times I work in images in a variety of media. There are times when I combine the two. I’ve created altered images of my photography and added […]

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seeking

seeking inspiration

Coffee is my wake-me-up and often fuels me throughout the day. Growing up I drank Red Rose tea from an early age – a very British thing to do. Once I got into university I tried coffee and loved the taste (well sometimes the campus coffee was awful) and the boost it gave me. Of […]

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hero

change

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. ~Barack Obama~ Here I go again. I’ve revised my website and given it a new look using my photos. The next stage is to increase […]

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printing

work on

Light tomorrow with today. ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning I’ve been working from last year’s “thing of beauty project”. I’ve selected some images and words I want to share and am making prints and cards that will soon be available on my gallery site. (image of printed 13 x 19 in. sheet below – I love […]

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insistent

an offering

The winter rain has warmed and is now morphed into a warmer spring rain. On this spring day an offering of one of my poems from the 4th annual anthology of the Sooke Writers’ Collective: a new day insistent rain ignites passions ocean mingles with the wind calls another poem into being you layer up […]

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